Sleeping Dogs holds UK top spot

Sleeping Dogs is number one in the UK all-formats software chart for a second week, providing further vindication for Square Enix's decision to pick up the publishing rights to a game Activision had cancelled.The continued success of United Front's open-world brawler means THQ's Darksiders II can only enter the chart at number two. Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron is the top ten's sole other new entry, making its debut at five.

Sleeping Dogs review

Sleeping Dogs review

According to cinema, being an undercover cop is invariably rough work. Law enforcers masquerading as crooks, we’re repeatedly told, are forced to question their loyalties and pick sides. Developing an open-world action game also poses a question of allegiance: should developers serve their narrative, or player autonomy within a big-budget sandbox?